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FBI: More active shooters in 2017 than any other year on record

The FBI tracked more active shootings in 2017 than any other year on record, according to a recently released report.

The bureau reported 30 active shooting incidents in 2017, which is the highest recorded since the FBI started keeping track in 2000. 

The 30 active shootings in 2017 are up from the 20 recorded in 2016, according to the report. 

The FBI said in the report that 221 people were killed in the incidents between 2016 and 2017, and 722 people were injured. 

Texas, Florida and California had the most active shootings, the FBI found. 

The shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas strip last October marked the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, leaving 58 people dead and 489 injured. 

Another one of the most deadly mass shootings in modern U.S. history took place at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in 2016, leaving 49 people dead and 53 people wounded.

All 50 shootings in the 2016 and 2017 shootings were men acting by themselves. 

The issue of mass shootings in the U.S. has led to a nationwide debate on gun control. 

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in February led to the emergence of the "March for Our Lives" movement, which calls for stricter gun control measures, including more stringent background checks.